Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
reality /ri:'æliti/
  • danh từ
    • sự thực, thực tế, thực tại; sự vật có thực
      • hope becomes a reality by: hy vọng trở thành sự thực
      • in reality: thật ra, kỳ thực, trên thực tế
    • tính chất chính xác, tính chất xác thực, tính chất đúng (như nguyên bản)
      • reproduced with startling reality: được sao chép lại với một sự chính xác kỳ lạ
Concise Dictionary
+all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you
+the state of being actual or real
+the state of the world as it really is rather than as you might want it to be
+the quality possessed by something that is real

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 actuality, fact, truth, genuineness, authenticity, Aristotelianism entelechy:
It is important to deal with the reality not the potentiality of the situation
2 in reality. See really, below.
1 conception, understanding, comprehension, apprehension, awareness, appreciation, perception, recognition, cognizance:
Full realization of what he had done finally dawned on him.
2 actualization, consummation, accomplishment, achievement, establishment, fulfilment, materialization, effectuation:
The realization of the dream of a united Europe seems possible in the last decade of the 20th century.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun (plural realities)
1 [U] the true situation and the problems that actually exist in life, in contrast to how you would like life to be: She refuses to face reality. + You're out of touch with reality. + The reality is that there is not enough money to pay for this project. + They seemed to have the perfect marriage but the reality was very different.
2 [C] a thing that is actually experienced or seen, in contrast to what people might imagine: the harsh realities of life + This decision reflects the realities of the political situation. + The paperless office is still far from being a reality. + Will time travel ever become a reality?
Idioms: in reality used to say that a situation is different from what has just been said or from what people believe: Outwardly she seemed confident but in reality she felt extremely nervous. + In reality, human beings and dinosaurs never lived on earth at the same time.
Collocation Dictionary


awful, bitter, brutal, cold, grim, hard, harsh, painful, sad, stark
We were faced with the awful reality of having nowhere to live.
| complex | underlying
He has no illusions about the underlying reality of army life.
| objective, practical
the practical realities of running a children's home
| daily, everyday | external
Painters at the time were largely concerned with reproducing external reality.
| commercial, economic, historical, physical, political, psychological, social
the harsh economic realities of life as a student
| virtual
the use of virtual reality in computer games


One day her dream will become a reality.
| make sth
It's our task to make the proposals a reality.
| accept, confront (sb with), face (up to), get a grip on, grasp, wake up to
She will have to face reality sooner or later. I don't think you have quite grasped the realities of our situation!
| bear little/no, etc. relation/resemblance to, be cut off/divorced/removed from, be out of touch with, have little/not have much to do with
They are out of touch with the realities of modern warfare. Most people's ideas of the disease do not have much to do with the reality.
| escape from | deny, ignore | bring sb back to, come/get back to, return to
He called for the committee to stop dreaming and return to reality.
| distort
Most comedy relies on distorting reality.
| protect/shelter/shield sb from
Her parents always tried to shield her from the realities of the world.
| reflect


in ~
The media portray her as happy and successful, but in reality she has a difficult life.


a grasp of reality
He has a rather tenuous grasp of reality.
| a perception/sense of reality

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